Over the past couple of weeks Chris Obi (T’Kuvma, the lead Klingon in DSC) has made little teaser videos of his ride into work, saying how excited he was to part of the team, and so forth. Last week he posted another “driving to work” video, but this time he had a new passenger in the back seat, a person that sure looked like Maulik Pancholy. Pancholy is mostly known as a comedic actor, probably best known for being on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. Maybe he was just up in Toronto hanging out with his buddies and was sneaking in a set visit? We don’t know yet.
— chris obi (@obidon1) January 21, 2017
More recently eagle-eyed folks spotted a new entry on the IMDB page for Star Trek: Discovery. Actress Emily Coutts now appears in the list of cast as “Conn Officer.” Coutts is a Toronto based actress so it would certainly fit.
Coutts is a newer name in the industry, she’s been on Syfy’s Dark Matter, Starz’ The Girlfriend Experience TV series, and had a supporting role in Guillermo del Toro’s 2015 movie Crimson Peak.
Previously announced cast members include Sonequa Martin-Green (Lieutenant Commander Rainsford), Michelle Yeoh (Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Shazad Latif (Kol), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), and James Frain (Sarek).